About NeuroNova Centre

NeuroNova Centre for Mindful Solutions Inc. (NNC) was established in 2010 to offer professional trainings in Mindfulness-Based Chronic Pain Management (MBCPM™).

This work evolved from the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course taught by Jon Kabat-Zinn to further customize it for those living with chronic pain, a process that started in 2002 at St Michael’s Hospital’s pain clinic, Toronto, and incorporated Sunnybrook Health Science’s Centre’s pain clinic and telemedicine service from 2003.

The trauma-sensitive, trauma-informed MBCPM™ detailed curriculum is available to professionals who train to facilitate the courses for patients.

NNC collaborates with the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies (UTSCS) to:

  1. offer the patient/client course to professionals (the MBCPMTM Practical Training); and,
  2. offer training and mentorship to those who plan to facilitate the course (MBCPMTM Curriculum Training Intensive; and Curriculum Implementation and Development).



Watch this four minute video where MBCPM™ facilitators discuss the fascinating connection between mindfulness, meditation, and chronic pain and mental health management.


Check out the full discussion here.

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Dr. Gardner-Nix talks about Mindfulness resulting in the neuroplasticity that changes how the mind/body experiences pain, reducing suffering and improving quality of life.

Professional Trainings

Practical Training (PT)

MBCPM™ Practical Training (PT)

The MBCPM™ course as taught to patients: Experiencing it first.

Curriculum Training Intensive (CTI)

MBCPM™ Curriculum Training Intensive (CTI)

Work from the MBCPM™ facilitators' manual with an experienced facilitator to explore the elements of skilled facilitation.

Curriculum Implementation and Development (CID)

MBCPM™ Curriculum Implementation and Development (CID)

Develop your meditation guidance and inquiry skills and explore some of the underpinnings of Mindfulness practice which are clinically effective.

Trauma-Sensitive Trauma-Informed General Mindfulness Facilitation (TS/TI)

Trauma-Sensitive Trauma-Informed General Mindfulness Facilitation (TS/TI)

Communicating skillfully and giving choice and agency; enhancing your trauma-informed, trauma-sensitive skills.


MBCPM™ Curriculum Training Intensive (CTI)

MBCPM™ Curriculum Training Intensive (CTI) with Instructors Dr. Allen Steverman and Dr. Jackie Gardner-Nix

22 January 2022

10:00 am ET

Mindfulness-Based Chronic Pain Management (MBCPM™) Course Tait/Bezaire

Patients learn the principles of mindful meditation, the benefits of living in the moment, and how these relate to suffering less pain. This course is customized more toward those suffering migraines and post-traumatic headaches. Course Dates: January 2022 Start Facilitators: Christie Tait and Grace Bezaire

1 January 2022

January Start TBA

NNC Masterclass

For Professional Mindfulness Practitioners - Guiding Mindfulness Practices: Practicing Your Preamble, Guidance, and Inquiry Skills in Meditation Delivery AND Curriculum Implementation

9 November 2021

7:00 PM ET

Alumni Online Maintenance Classes: “Mindfulness Matters Maintenance”

Maintain your resilience through mindfulness practice. These online and interactive Zoom classes welcome: Alumni of MBCPM™ programmes who attended the course in full; and, Anyone who has done a mindfulness programme elsewhere may apply with a physician's referral.

15 November 2021

7.00 PM ET

MBCPM™ Curriculum Implementation and Development (CID)

MBCPM™ Curriculum Implementation and Development (CID) Instructors Grace Bezaire, B.A. and Dr. Jackie Gardner-Nix

26 March 2022

10:00 am ET

MBCPM™ Practical Training (PT)

The Essential MBCPM™ Practical Training (PT) on Saturdays, 10 am to 1 pm from November 27, 2021 to January 15, 2022 With Instructors Angie Kingma RP, OT Reg.(Ont.) and Dr. Jackie Gardner-Nix This online training provides learners with the experience of the MBCPM™ patients' course.  

27 November 2021

10:00 AM ET

Pre-Register for Free Mindful Movements on Thursday

Share in our Mindful Movement practice and interact collectively in these challenging times.

11 November 2021

7.00 PM ET

Trauma-Sensitive and Trauma-Informed General Mindfulness Facilitation (TS/TI)

Trauma-Sensitive and Trauma-Informed General Mindfulness Facilitation (TSTI) With Instructor Dr. Allen Steverman

26 March 2022

9:00 AM

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that Port Hope forms part of the traditional and treaty territory of the Haudenosaunee, Anishinabewaki, Mississauga, and Wendake-Nionwentsïo Nations, and the Williams (1923) treaty territory of the Mississauga/Eastern Anishinaabe (Ojibwa) and Anishinaabe. It is on these ancestral and treaty lands that we mindfully write, meet/gather, teach, learn, and live.


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